Childcare is a dynamic and vitally important sector which needs high quality staff at all levels. There are many different job roles available, with plenty of opportunity for training and progression. Typical roles include primary school teaching, nursery supervisor, childminder, classroom assistant and working as an Early Years Practitioner. Some people choose to work abroad as a nanny or join a cruise ship as a children’s rep, but there is also potential to progress further to become a Play Therapist or a Health Worker.
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Generally studied by 16-18 year olds as an alternative to A-Levels.
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Children and Young People's Workforce NCFE Diploma Level 3
You will study fourteen mandatory and up to eight optional units covering communication, personal development,…
Level 3 Diploma for the Early Years Workforce (Early Years Educator)
Learners will be required to complete 350 recommended placement hours in an Early Years setting. Future…
Childcare courses at Eastleigh College are taught by professionals, and provide child development and childcare theory from birth to eight years. Each course has a large practical element, which gives you hands-on professional training in pre-schools, day nurseries and schools.
Classrooms at the College have been designed to integrate teaching and learning in one space, which provides an excellent environment. The College also has close links with a wide range of employers, and can help broaden students’ understanding of childcare services through work placements.
Three new immersive classrooms unveiled at Eastleigh College
Eastleigh College have installed three new immersive classrooms on campus to enrich the learning experience by exposing learners to technologies aligned to their future career aspirations.
Ambitious January sees collaborative learning unlock new skills
Level 2 Early Years and Level 2 Health and Social Care learners have joined forces to participate in case study workshops that tackle the complex needs of families and children.